By Jerry Daks
The fifty nine senators of All Progressives Congress (APC) clinched the lion shere of fifty one slots in the seventy four Standing Committees announced by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabío, while the thirty six Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and eight Labour Party (LP) senators grabbed eighteen and four respectively.
Also, the Social Democratic Party (SDP), which has only two senators got two Committee chairmanship slots, while the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), which has two senators could not secure any Committee chairman, just like All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), which has one senator got no Committee.
They are committees on Airforce, Akwashiki Godiya (SDP), Anti Corruption and Financial Crimes, Udende Emmanuel (PDP), Aviation, Buhari Abdulfatai (APC), Capital Market, Osita Izunaso (APC), Establishment and Public Services,
Cyril Fasuyi (APC), Ecology and Climate change, Seriake Dickson (PDP).
Others Committees are: Housing and Urban Development, Aminu Tambuwal (PDP), Interior Adams Oshiomhole (APC), Downstream Petroleum, Jide Ipisagba (APC), Defence, Ahmed Lawan (APC), Public Accounts, Wadada Ahmed (PDP).
Appropriation, Solomon Adeola, Finance,
Musa Mohammed Sani (APC), Banking Insurance and other Financial Institutions,
Abiru Adeyokunbo (APC), Army, Abdulaziz Yaradua (APC), Cooperation and Integration NEPAD, Yau Sahabi (APC), Culture and Tourism, Ishaku Elisha (APC), Diaspora and NGO, Victor Umeh (LP).
Also, Committee on Drugs and Narcotics,
Dankwambo Ibrahim (PDP), Education Basic and Secondary, Lawan Adamu Usman (APC), Employment and Productivity, Diket Plang (PDP).
Akintunde Yunus ( Environment) , Imasuen Neda ( Ethics and Public Petitions ) , Ibrahim Bomai ( FCT), Allwell Iheanacho ( Federal Character and Governmental Affairs ) , Sani Bello ( Foreign Affairs), Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe ( Gas ) , Banigo Ipalibo ( Health).
Etang Williams ( Petroleum Upstream) , Abubakar Yari ( Water Resources) , Sadik Umar ( Trade and Investment) and Osita Ngu ( Solid Minerals).
Also listed as Chairmen of Committees are Senators Dandutse Muntari ( Tertiary Education and TETFUND) , Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah ( States and Local Government Affairs) , Benson Agadaga ( Oil and Gas Host Communities ) , Enyinnaya Abaribe ( Power ) , Abdulhamid Maikori ( Police Affairs) , Aliyu Wammako ( Local and Foreign Debts ) , Afolabi Salisu ( ICT and Cyber Crime ) , Alli Sharafadeen ( INEC) , Francis Fadahunsi ( Industries ) , Adamu Aliero ( Land Transportation ) , Ohere Sadiku ( Local Content) , Abdul Ningi ( National Identity and Population Commission) and Yahaya Abdullahi (National Planning and Economic Affairs ) .
Others are Senators Umar Shehu ( National Security and Intelligence ) , Gbenga Daniel ( Navy) , Mpigi Barinada ( Niger Delta ) , Monday Ogberu ( Public Procurement) , Titus Zam ( Rules and Business) , Eze Emeka ( Information and National Orientation), Mohammed Tahir Monguno ( Judiciary , Human Rights and Legal Matters ) , Yemi Adaramodu ( Youth and Sports ) , Sunday Karimi ( Senate Services) , Ireti Kingibe ( Women Affairs) , Aminu Iya Abbas ( Science and Technology) and David Jimkuta ( Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation ).
Also listed as Chairmen of committees are Senators Danjuma Goje ( Inter Parliamentary Affairs) , Orji Uzor Kalu ( Privatisation) , Ibrahim Lamido ( Primary Health Care Development and Disease Control ) , Yemi Adaramodu ( Media and Public Affairs) , Musa Madobi ( Legislative Compliance ) , Mustapha Saliu ( Agriculture and Rural Development ) , Aliyu Bilbis ( Communication ) , Sani Wasiu ( Marine Transport ) , Asuquo Ekpenyong ( NDDC),
Francis Ezenwa ( NASENI), Barau Jibrin ( Constitution Amendment) .